Capture Software

For Cultural Heritage & Archives


Capture software for cultural heritage & archives, developed by iGuana, is an all-in-one digitization platform for libraries, archives, museums, universities, government, municipalities and other institutions. iGuana capture software, part of the iGuana iDM Software Suite, allows you to scan and digitize a wide range of cultural heritage & archive materials and process large amounts of images & metadata. It combines powerful tools in one user-friendly and intuitive system, including: image capture, processing & enhancement, classification, indexing, metadata extraction, export in various formats, process & capture flow management, quality control, project management, production statistics & monitoring.


If you are looking for a truly complete solution to digitize and preserve your archives & cultural heritage assets, the iGuana all-in-one capture software is for you.



Capture & Scanning

iGuana capture software allows you to scan and capture images from all kinds of scanners and devices, such as Qidenus book scanners: Qidenus Robotic, Qidenus Mastered & Qidenus Smart book scanner. You can also automatically import already digitized images into the iGuana capture software for further processing. Examples of materials that you can digitize and process include:

Books & Ancient Tomes

Manuscripts & Scrolls

Newspapers & Magazines

Paintings & Sketches

Maps & Drawings

Photographs & Slides

Glass Plate Negatives

Damaged & Degraded Materials

Microfilm & Microfiche Archives

Objects & Artifacts

Letters & Postcards

Burial Records & Registers

Audio Visual Collections

2D & 3D Materials

Numismatic Collections

Musical Scores

Scalable & Performant Capture Flow

You can design and configure different capture & process flows depending on the requirements of your project. Capture software guides operators through each individual step of the digitization process and controls what they can and cannot do. The entire capture flow can be automated and streamlined to maximize productivity and operator efficiency. The client-server & network topology of the iGuana iDM software platform allows you to easily scale the solution based on usage, volume and project size. All jobs and tasks are performed directly on the server. Moreover, it is possible to add as many servers as needed which results in unparalleled scalability and performance.


Image Processing & Enhancement

iGuana capture software allows you to perform manual or fully automatic image processing, editing, enhancement and optimization functions. Importantly, the software makes the whole experience seamless and easy for the operator. Operators do not require any special training or skills to use these powerful functions.

Cropping, Clipping & Splitting

Border Recognition & Removal

Page Orientation Detection

Margin Cleaning

Punch Hole Removal

Image Resizing & Resolution Adjustment

Book Curve Correction



Background Removal

Line & Dot Removal

Image Cleaning & Colour Enhancement

Operator Finger Removal

Text Dewarping

Blank Page Detection

Image Compression & Conversion


Colour Management & ICC Colour Profiles

Article Recognition & Extraction

Perspective Remap

Area Removal

Moire Effect Removal

Achromatism Reduction

Adding Watermarks, Borders & Trim Marks

Classification, Indexing & Metadata Extraction

iGuana capture software comes with built-in technology to perform automatic or manual classification, indexing and extraction of metadata from captured images.

Manual Indexing

Unlimited Metadata Fields

Selection Lists

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)

Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Multiple Data Types

Automatic Classification

Data & Format Normalization

Database Lookup

Form Recognition

2D & 3D Barcode Recognition

QR Code Recognition

Support for Multiple Languages

Point & Click Indexing

Verification Rules

Customizable Validation Rules

Catalog Metadata Import

Dublin Core

Full Text Extraction


iGuana capture software offers virtually unlimited flexibility to choose preferred image and metadata file formats for export to back-end systems, databases, enterprise repositories, e-Depot, SharePoint, etc. For example, JPEG, TIFF, Exif, PDF, PDF/A, e-Pub, etc. for images, XML, METS, MODS, ALTO XML, IPTC, Dublin Core, CSV, etc. for metadata, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2 etc. for file verification.


Statistics, Monitoring & Quality Control

iGuana capture software offers a dashboard with an extensive set of reports that help administrators monitor system performance, control the work of operators and estimate production / project costs. You can generate all kinds of dynamic reports in real time by querying the database. You have full control over the content and design of these reports. This means you can easily generate important statistics, such as productivity statistics, operator statistics, volume statistics, quality control KPIs, and much more. The software also comes with features that allow quality supervisors to easily control image quality for compliance with the Metamorfoze and FADGI preservation imaging guidelines.